I first saw Korean Ch'aekorri still life paintings while visiting my son there last year. The heavy symbolism, distinctive colours and strange inverted perspective had a strong effect on me, and has consequently begun seep into some of my recent work.
Four paintings, including the first Gallery showing of the recent still life Grinder, are currently on display at Waterhouse and Dodd's Albemarle Street gallery in London. They will be shown alongside an exhibition of recent work by British artist Jemimah Patterson.
Waterhouse and Dodd will be showing Broken Camera with Red Curtain in the first show at their new gallery at 47 Albemarle Street, London W1 4JW. The exhibition, which opens on July 5th, contains Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary works, including Calder, Picasso, Bomberg and Hockney. The gallery move is a result of the pending redevelopment of Cork Street.
Seated Girl with Three-Tiered Table is on display at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London. (nr Trafalgar Square) The exhibition runs from 9th-24th May 2013. For more information http://www.therp.co.uk/
A new still life, Broken Camera with Red Curtain, will join two other recent works at the forthcoming mixed exhibition of contemporary still life painting at Waterhouse and Dodd in Cork Street, London. The show will be the last at their Cork Street premises before the gallery moves to a new space in Albermarle Street (due to the controversial Cork Street redevelopment).
Michael's portrait of jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard is on show as part of an exibition called "Local Heroes" which showcases the Holburne Museum Portrait Prize commissions, and runs from 21st April-24th June 2012.
Michael will be showing three figure paintings at this year's Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. The exhibition runs from 3rd-18th of May.
Michael's portrait of Paul Beckett, amateur heavyweight boxer, committed Manx lawyer, qualified masseur and tattooed man with an appetite for human rights issues was exhibited at this year's Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries 24th April-11th May 2008.
The portrait, which is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, was painted in 1997 in the author's Holland park home. The exhibition which is the third part of a major survey of the genre runs from 16th October 2007 until 4th February 2008
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